Hydrocephalus in premature infants. Characteristics and therapeutic problems.

  title={Hydrocephalus in premature infants. Characteristics and therapeutic problems.},
  author={Sachie Oi and Shoji Matsumoto},
  journal={Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery},
  volume={5 2},
Twenty-one premature infants with various underlying conditions developed hydrocephalus. The characteristic clinical pictures as well as the therapeutic problems are discussed. The causative underlying conditions included intraventricular hemorrhage in the neonate or fetus, broncho-pulmonary dysplasia, congenital malformations such as holoprosencephaly with chromosome anomalies, and others. The pathophysiological aspects were considered to be characterized by the underdevelopment of major… CONTINUE READING


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